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Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Weekend update: To the hoop

After the winter of discontent thanks to the NBA lockout, our own David Malitz went looking for basketball alternatives in the area. In today’s Weekend section, he tells you where to find top-notch college hoops around town and how you can enjoy yourself, before, during and after the game.

Also in Weekend:

Our usual list of the best events happening on the weekend is here once again, this time featuring a screwball take on “Romeo and Juliet,” the return of the Ward 8 Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and a one-of-a-kind culinary journey at Artisphere.

You can get the story on the screwball antics in that version of “Romeo and Juliet” here and a list of events to mark King’s birthday this holiday weekend here.

Kraze Burger, an import from South Korea, is the latest to open shop in our burger-crazed town. They’re already eyeing to expand in the area. Get the scoop before you go.

Fritz Hahn reviews Jeffrey’s Tavern, a Prohibition-themed neighborhood bar with great comfort food and two roaring fireplaces.

In anticipation of Blues Alley’s Indian jazz series, read a record review of Rudresh Mahanthappa’s “Samdhi.” Also see reviews of country singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen, hip-hop mish-mashers Pants Velour, reggae quartet Rebelution and jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi.

Find out about the D.C. Arts Center Decathalon, an exhibit that challenged local artists to create works using 10 different media.

Check out reviews of all of the latest movies, including Meryl Streep as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady” and the directorial debut of Angelina Jolie in “In the Land of Blood and Honey.”

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